Parent-Immigrant Visas in Virginia
Virginia Immigration Lawyer Offering Guidance
One of the various types of
family immigration occurs when a foreign-national parent is able to obtain a
green card (an immigrant visa) based on the fact that his or her son or daughter
is a U.S. citizen. This type of visa, known as the IR-5 visa, falls into
the category of Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas. There is no annual
limit on how many of these types of visas can be issued each year. In
order for a U.S. citizen to sponsor a parent using an IR-5 visa, he or
she must be at least 21 years of age and must maintain his or her principal
residence in the U.S. Permanent residents, on the other hand, are not
allowed to sponsor parents for immigrant visas.
At Fayad Law, P.C., we know the importance of family and of being able
to reunite with your loved ones. If you are planning to apply for a parent-immigrant
visa or to sponsor a parent through this type of visa, we advise you to
consult with one of our
Virginia immigration attorneys. With the help of an experienced legal professional, you may be able to
improve your chances of getting the visa approved or of getting the application
process expedited. We are fully aware of all the paperwork that needs
to be filed and all the other steps that need to be completed. Let our
immigration law firm provide you and your loved ones with the high-quality legal counsel you need!
What steps do I need to take?
When applying for permanent residence for a parent, the following steps
must be carried out, according to
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
You must file
Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) and supporting documentation, such as a birth certificate and the petitioner's
proof of citizenship. This information must be filed with USCIS.
If the parent is already in the U.S., that individual can usually apply
to adjust his or her status using
Form I-485, which is filed together with Form I-130.
- If you are notified that your petition was approved by USCIS, you will
need to complete visa processing with your local U.S. consulate.
- After the parent becomes a permanent resident, he or she is then authorized
to work in the United States.
Do not hesitate to turn to our team at Fayad Law for help with your parent-immigration
visa petition. We can assist you at one of our four U.S. office locations,
which are located in Richmond and Fairfax, Virginia, and Raleigh, N.C.
Contact Fayad Law today so we can help you scheduled an initial consultation with one of
our skilled Virginia immigration attorneys!